Artists and bands are invited to apply now for the 2019 edition of the music competition Les Francouvertes can do so until Oct. 23, 2019. They can submit application packages directly on the Francouvertes website for a chance to be one of the 21 contestants in this 24th edition.

SOCAN is proud to once again collaborate in the presentation of this prestigious competition, which runs from Feb. 17 to May 4, 2020.

Each year, the event offers an exceptional showcase of Francophone artists and bands. It offers unprecedented visibility to its participants, and awards several impactful prizes. The grand prize is a $10,000, offered by Sirius XM, and all 21 participants can win several other prizes. Those are intended to promote their professional development with cash, studio time, paid shows during major events, as well as professional and promotional support. The participants will experience rich artistic and professional encounters. Moreover, each participant will walk away with a professionally shot video of their performance at Montréal’s Lion d’Or. Click here to see videos from previous editions.

The Francouvertes is composed of a preliminary round, semi-finals and the final round, for a total of 11 evenings presenting three or more artists per night. To find out more about this competition, visit

Laurence Nerbonne and Émile Bilodeau are the spokespersons of the 2020 edition of the event, whose mission will be to promote diversity, musical open-mindedness, and quality, the three cornerstones of this year’s competition.